As soon as spring break rolls around and my kids have been home bothering…ahem, spending time with me for a whole week, it makes me realize that summer vacation is not too far away. I feel like we’ve gotten a bit of a jump-start on getting our summer gear, thanks to off-season swimming lessons, but still haven’t found a decent bag for toting all my kindergartner’s stuff…until now. PaddlePak is a water-resistant backpack for ages 2 and up that’s both pretty and practical. You can stash a wet suit or towel without worrying about ruining the fabric. A special roll-top seal keeps everything safe and secure, while the Trunki grip keeps sunglasses or water goggles within easy reach. Our favorite “de-tail” is the tail that doubles as a small pocket for stashing smaller items. Available in a variety of styles, including a whale, octopus and a blowfish, the PaddlePak is perfect for the pool, beach or wherever you’ll be swimming this summer.
In a Nutshell: Get in the swim of things with a water-proof backpack that works overtime to protect your kid’s water gear, and look good while doing it.